Kwidzyn, Poland - Jul. 3, 2014 - Recently International Paper’s Kwidzyn Mill was honored with the prestigious “Pillar of the Polish Economy” award during a special gala event held in Warsaw.
The Pillar of the Polish Economy initiative aims to award and appreciate companies that significantly contribute to the development and identification of the regions in which they operate. This year, International Paper Kwidzyn was honored with a third place distinction among the best, most active and fastest-growing companies in Poland’s Pomeranian Region. This is the second time after 2013 that the mill has been recognized with this award.
In announcing the award, Polish business newspaper Puls Biznesu said of the Kwidzyn Mill: “The mill is a very important contributor to the development of the region’s economy. It is on good terms with local authorities, supports the local community and actively engages itself in the development of the region.”
“The Pillar of the Polish Economy title is a testament that the bonds we have with local authorities are strong and based on mutual respect,” says Marek Krzykowski, Mill General Director at Kwidzyn. “Our success in the survey reconfirms our good standing and solid relationship with the Pomeranian Region in economic, social and environmental terms.”
The Pillars of the Polish Economy ranking is prepared by journalists at Puls Biznesu, in collaboration with research agency Pentor. Final rankings are based heavily on the input of local government representatives and favors those companies exhibiting a strong track record of supporting and promoting entrepreneurship and community development.